New Cancer Research Investment Report Released

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CCRA released the new cancer research investment figures for 2012. This report shows that $542M was invested in cancer research by the now 42 organizations covered in the Canadian Cancer Research Survey and their funding partners. The report focuses on trends in investment from 2008 to 2012 and showed little overall growth in cancer research investment after 2009. Key findings: the federal government, particularly CIHR, continued to account for the largest portion of the investment; strategic investments made by the Ontario government in cancer research were substantial during the five-year period; treatment research accounted for 29% of the overall investment, topping all other areas of research; the investment in operating grants showed a year-upon-year increase, with a peak investment of $300M in 2012. To access this report and the companion slide deck, click here.